|We’re not even big God guys here at White Cover, but praying couldn’t have hurt last night. (Photo “courtesy” of Getty Images and BleacherReport.com)|
Do you want to know how I watched last night’s Alamo Bowl? (That was dumb to ask that question, because you’ll undoubtedly think, “No.”) Okay, do you know how I watched last night’s Alamo Bowl?
I watched it as a fringe Canadian, which is like being that one American guy at your kegger in Cleveland who would rather watch Man U play Chelsea than watch the Browns play the Steelers. He knows the Browns aren’t making the playoffs and, sure, he loves football, but he loves soccer, too, and there’s a bigger game going on on Setanta right now.
Last night, while the Canadian junior team was whalloping Denmark 10-2 (which is actually low-scoring considering that Russia beat Latvia 14-0) and the Vancouver Canucks were on their way to a 5-2 win over the celibate Anaheim Ducks, the Washington Huskies and the Baylor Bears were facing off in the greatest thing to happen to San Antonio since, well… ever.
You can’t tell me any of those Spurs championships were as entertaining as last night, or that Tony Parker’s wedding (or divorce) were, either.
And, so, there I was on my buddy’s couch with several other people, forcing him to flip back to the Alamo Bowl while Canada and the Canucks took centre stage, while I was describing who Robert Griffin III was and what each team’s story was and why they should care about this game. They never bought it, and as I watched the score get ratcheted up on my iPhone, I craved it more and more… and more.
At the final “buzzer,” the scoreboard showed that Baylor had escaped with a 67-56 win… the highest-scoring bowl game in NCAA history, and one of those games where you just knew they could have put up more and more and more and more if they had more time.
Hell, it should have been called The Win-By-Two Bowl. It looked exactly like the games you play with your buddies on a soggy field in Etobicoke, or on your Playstation 3. That’s not bad… The EA Sports Bowl?
|You can’t spell “Ron Burgundy” without “R–G” (Photo “courtesy” of SBNation.com)|
This game was so unbelievable, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (Fox Sports) (also known as the Heisman Trophy winner) was described as a “footnote” (*I have no source for that, since I’ve read it about 50 times since last night) in his team’s – and his school’s – greatest victory to-date.
How about Washington, the team that came into this game after playing in in the PAC-12, a conference that (this year) included Stanford and quarterback Andrew Luck, number 5 Oregon, and the always-notable USC Trojans and their quarterback, Matt Barkley? It’s like that every year in the former PAC-10, where the rotating door of stars and future NFL Hall of Famers grows and grows, only they don’t come from Washington.
|Win or lose, last night was a great night for Huskies football. (Photo “courtesy” of BleacherReport.com)|
In recent years, the Washington Huskies entire football program could be described as a “footnote,” a forgotten campus that’s as northwest as you could be without crossing into Canada, and a school that you know because they occasionally show up during March Madness.
No, this was a fight for respect and for national attention and the only loser was us – the audience – because it was a shame to know that had to end eventually.
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